Excitement filled the air as our charismatic hosts, chief meteorologist Erin Christiansen and former PACC director Jose Ocaño, led us through an unforgettable day during the last parade. Their passion for animal welfare and vibrant personalities brought an extra dash of sparkle to the festivities, guiding us through a day where every moment was a snapshot of joy and every story a testimony of the beautiful bond we share with our pets.
If you missed it or want to relive the memories, dive into the sea of fun and festivities by checking out the video. Just imagine — next time, that could be YOU lighting up the screen with your pet, sharing your heartwarming stories, and inspiring more people to join our noble cause!
Here is the 2024 map and NEW route, complete with segments & checkpoints. The starting point is at 1st St & 6th Ave. The Parade route goes south from there and turns east on Seventh St. The route concludes at Seventh St & Fifth Ave—but the fun doesn't end there! If you keep heading east on Seventh St, you begin to enter the Friends of PACC Festival—where there will be music, food, vendors selling pet-themed wares, and a Kids Zone!
For the full map, please click here.
The area around the Parade and Festival will be busy. Several streets, including 6th Ave, 6th St, 7th St, and a portion of 4th Ave, will be closed before and during the event. Plan ahead for how to arrive in the area most effectively.
Sun Link will run throughout the event and allow people to ride with leashed animals from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. the day of the Parade. Sunlink is free to ride. The University & 3rd Ave stop provides the closest access to Parade staging, while the 4th Ave & 7th St stop is closest to the finish line and Festival.
If driving to the event, Tucson High School Animal Rescue Group offers parking at their campus lot at 6th St & 2nd Ave for $5—the parking fee is donated to Friends of PACC. The lot opens at 8:30 a.m. and closes at 2:30 p.m. Additional parking is available on the streets surrounding the Parade area. Be watchful for areas that require ‘24-hour enforceable’ parking permits.
If you need to drop off someone for the Parade, it’s advisable to do so at the corner of 1st St and 5th Ave or 1st St and 7th Ave.
Fortunately, there is a fix for her disfigured limb and elbow dysplasia, and Friends of PACC is committed to getting Willow the treatment she needs, but that will require her to visit an off-site specialist. The veterinarian feels that if we can get her the necessary medical treatment while she’s still young, Willow will live a full and happy life.
Ever miss an animal friend who brought joy to your life? Sadly, our beloved pets cross the rainbow bridge, leaving paw prints on our hearts. This year, the Tucson Subaru Pets of Pima Parade & Friends of PACC Festival invites you to celebrate their memory on Arlo's Memorial Float: a heartwarming display honoring our cherished companions who are no longer with us. Bring a photo, drawing, or short message (max size 8.5" x 11") to Pima Animal Care Center (4000 N Silverbell Rd., Volunteers Office) from Feb 12-17 or the Parade staging area on the morning of Feb 18th— to be displayed in the float. Space is limited, so plan ahead and share your love with the community. Join us in remembering and celebrating our animal friends at the Tucson Subaru Pets of Pima Parade & Friends of PACC Festival!
Experience the Parade in Style at CORBETT'S VIP Deck and have your support of Friends of PACC go even further. Tickets are $65. Limited seating; buy your tickets NOW! ($75 at the door)
What you get:
Premium Seating with the Best Views: Nestled at the end of the parade route, CORBETT'S VIP Deck offers premium seating where you can enjoy unobstructed, panoramic views of the parade's dazzling display.
Gourmet Delights and Refreshments: Indulge in a selection of inclusive food options thoughtfully curated to cater to diverse tastes and preferences. Complement your meal with their cash bar convenience, offering a selection of fine wines, spirits, and non-alcoholic beverages to enhance your parade experience.
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Don't miss out on this exclusive opportunity to witness the Tucson Subaru Pets of Pima Parade & Friends of PACC Festival in a way you've never seen before. You can reserve your spot by purchasing your ticket now and transforming your parade experience into an unforgettable celebration. Click here to go to CORBETT'S Instagram
Pets illuminate our lives with unconditional, profound love; many still await a family to call their own. Pima Animal Care Center (PACC) stands as a beacon of hope for these animals and the families who adore them, offering a fresh start and secure future to over 19,000 pets annually and boasting a remarkable 91% live outcome rate. Friends of PACC amplifies this vital work, enabling countless stories of rescue and rebirth.
Joining the Parade is a celebration of our cherished pets and resonant support for a cause that solidifies the enduring bond between humans and animals. Your involvement supports every step and paw that has graced our lives, enriching them immeasurably and echoing a commitment to love, care, and steadfast support.
It's a heartwarming occasion to honor the enchanting animals that enrich our world while extending a helping paw to those still seeking a human heart to cherish.
Imagine a parade where love and joy cascade through every cheer, wag, and purr! Live entertainment that resonates with our collective celebration of animal companionship, games that echo with laughter, gleaming cars, and a sea of adorable animals, each a small universe of love in varied shapes and sizes. Could anything be more heartwarming than sharing a jubilant day with your playful pooch, cavorting with your curious cat, or reveling with your remarkable reptile?
This undeniable love and joy converge at the 3rd annual Tucson Subaru Pets of Pima Parade. So, come, let’s #Parade4PACC, celebrate, support, and march toward a future where every pet finds a loving home and every home relishes the love of a pet.